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in a few minutes in washington, dc, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, will testify at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the president launched the gun control campaign. the head of the national rifle association is scheduled to testify, too, focusing on the question, what should america do about gun violence? >> a study suggests straight men are more stressed out than men who are gay or bisexual. the study from canada measures whether gays and lesbians experienced less overall anxiety after coming out, straight were more stressed and depressed than their gay counterparts but the opposite was tree for women with lesbians more stressed than straight women. >> it is 6:46, big day ahead for facebook, and u.s. economic growth hits speed bump. for more we go to jane king live at the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, jane. >> good morning, the commerce department data coming out this morning is gross domestic product, the broadest measure we have showing the economy contracted slightly last quarter. the bigges
gabrielle giffords. the senators debating an assault weapons ban. >> grand opening today for the bay area's newest walmart. how the new neighbor changes an upscale vision for the community. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. and the city wants to be sure forty-niners fans don't follow >>> now at 6:30, it was an ugly end to the giants world series win and the city wants to be sure 49ers fans don't follow suit on super bowl sunday. the mayor met with owners in the mission. da lin reports. >>> reporter: 19th and mission was hit hard both times the giants won world series. that's why the mayor, police chief and fire chief came to reassure business owners that won't happen again. mayor lee met with the mission business owners this afternoon. >> everybody is celebrating safety. >> we are worried about the super bowl. >> he reassure them this type of rowdy celebration won't h
woman gabrielle gifford who's made a dramatic appeal today on gun control. she and her husband, mark cell yes met with president obama today. giffords told congress tod65r at now. >> gun safety advocates and the national rifle association squared off on this issue. mark? >> the senate is considering and today, both sides ofk(x the debate were represented at that hearing. first, gabby giffords in a senate hearing the appearance was brief but powerful. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. v congress woman shot in the head two years ago, made an appeal for action. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the murder of 20 school;xÑ children reignited the debate, today, in what will be a long battle over efforts to strengthen background checks on purchases and renew a ban on assault weapons. and told senators background checks would be a waste of time and money. >>zyn: you'll create an enormos federal bureaucracy, unfunded. they'll have to go through it. >> saying criminals won't go through background check autos criminals wo
something. >> former congress woman and gun violence victim gabrielle giffords making an appeal to curb gun violence. >> members met with officials in san francisco to talk about the same gun measures and abc 7 news political reporter listened in on that meeting. >> just back. house democratic leader nancy pelosi was at this meeting today so was shooting victim, jackie speier and mike thompson shares the house task force. the topic was, can and what needs to be done. and members of congress to protect the american people. >> this is it. we have to measure up. and we cannot accept anything less. >> the head of the house task force on gun violence says there are measures that even gun advocates support. >> like universal background checks and an tend to these assault magazines. >> wendy was the first to ask a question, one of five people shot 13 years ago nay jewish center in los angeles. >> a man on parole who is a self contained neo nazi, able to get the gun from a loophole. >> people who buy guns in gun shows are not subject to background checks. >> that has to -- what happens if the law d
congresswoman gabrielle giffords. catherine heenan is here >> catherine: gabrielle giffords - who was shot in the hear 2 years ago - felt she had to make an appearance on behalf of gun control. it wasn't easy for her.but testimony which began today's hearing. giffords friends say it took hours of practice for her to get ready for her statement. since being injured in a mass shooting in arizona in 2011.she has trouble walking and speaking. but it was her testimony that many people wanted to hear. her husband mark kelly would later say that if there had been tougher background checks. his wife might have been spared. or if there had been >> there are too many children that are dying we must do something! >> catherine: a limit on the size of ammunition magazines.the shooting that wounded her might have been more limited. also testifying today. the head of the national rifle association. he didn't give much ground.saying he does 'not' support the expansion of backgroundchecks for gun sales. you miss the point completely i think that it is basic. >> i think you have missed the point. >> cathe
. we must do something. >> former congress woman and gun violence victim gabrielle giffords making an appeal to congress today to do something to curb gun violence across the country. the appeal is underscored by today's workplace shooting in phoenix just a couple of hours down the road from where she was shot in tucson. one person is dead in phoenix, four others hurt. the gunman is identified as a 70-year-old man who police say got into a dispute with someone in the building and then opened fire. he is still on the loose. >>> in the meantime, members of congress met with city officials in san francisco today to talk about gun measures and abc 7 news political reporter mark matthews listened in on the meeting. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi began by saying it is time for members of congress to protect the american people. >> this is it. we have to measure up. measure up and we cannot the accept anything less than success. >> the head of the house task force on gun violence says there are measures that even gun advocates support. >> like universal background checks. lik
of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords representing the other side wayne lapierre the executive vice president for the national rifle association. congress is considering some new gun safety legislation that includes an assault weapons ban, limits on high capacity magazines, and universal background checks. >>> still ahead, blackberry breaks back into the cell phone market but will it help struggling sales? >> more and more people are heading to new orleans for super bowl xlvii including bay area native pat monegan and his band train. we catch up with him coming up. been shopping so smart, cash back with your freedom card getting cash back on what? close shave and haircut fan for the ceiling. you're gonna cool off that hoooounddd! tonight you gotta get your cash back, on new slacks. use freedom on lunch with jack. everybody get! everybody get! get your cash back. chase freedom. mecca for musicians right michelle?? >>> they like to party in new orleans. they also like to listen to great music, jazz, pete fountain, harry connick, and a few rock and rollers from
that laws cshould not dictate how we protect our families. >> we also saw former rep gabrielle gifford making an unexpected appearance in front of the panel. she arrived with her husband. she was not a scheduled guest. her husband mark kelly was on the docket to speak. >> we will have sound bites from her later on. >> more on the superbowl we are hearing from 49ers coach jim harbaugh and colin kaepernick. harbaugh took time out to praise his brother who whe will face off against in the super bowl. >> he is very talented. i said many times if i am have the coach he is. i might be being generous because i have less than half the experience he has less than half the playoff experience and wins. we know the task ahead of us. >> the 49ers are still the three and have a favorite. stay with kron 4 with continuing coverage on air and on line. >> for any superbowl information check out www.kron4.com. as well as our facebook and twitter feeds. as we know you'll be watching the game but be sure to flip to kron 4 right after four full superbowl 47 post-game coverage. that start at 7. >> it is sunn
shooting. gabrielle giffords suffered a serious lead injury, she delivered an opening statement. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> giffords flanked by her husband is pushing for universal background checks and limiting the capacity of gun clips. >>> the other big story this morning, that massive storm system stretching from the gulf coast to ohio. at least 300 reports of storm damage across the stone. one death reported in tennessee. at least 20 homes on one road in southern indiana are badly damaged. three tornados have reported. in arkansas. >>> one reason for the slow growth major cuts in defense spending. >>> another story breaking overnight. the tense hostage standoff in alabama. a man holding a 6-year-old boy inside a bunker underground. police say he took the child off a school bus tuesday, after fatally shooting the bus driver. the suspect, reportedly has a history of mental problems. >>> and finally, wow, the definition of american heroism. former soldier brendan marrocco made a point of wheeling himse
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